15 Aug 2013

New Caledonia launches cyber initiative

1:29 pm on 15 August 2013

The New Caledonian government has approved a strategic plan to boost the cyber economy, committing 90 million US dollars over five years.

The administration says the initiative is to counter the risk of New Caledonia becoming a two-speed economy in terms of the internet.

The project, planned for launch next year, is to put users at its centre, with a central portal to be launched for all services of the public administration.

It is also envisaged to expand wifi in all three provinces and to use video links for use in distance education and health care.

The president, Harold Martin, says he hopes the project will create new activities and new jobs.